Overview of Summer Reading Program

Once again this summer all students, grades 9-12, will be required to complete summer reading assignments.  Assessment of the required reading texts for all students in English and social studies courses will occur during the second week of the school year regardless of the semester in which the student is enrolled in the associated course. 

Research has shown students’ reading abilities will decrease with extended time away from reading.  This program has helped maintain and increase students’ literacy skills while providing for classroom discussion around the content of the texts.


  • For students and parents who do not wish to purchase summer reading materials, the high school’s library and other local libraries have a limited quantity of copies for loan. 
  • Many local bookstores have been provided with our summer reading list.  Barnes & Noble hosts a sale in which our library receives 10 percent of sales profits. Here is the order form (the deadline for ordering is May 30, 2014) If you have missed this sale, the books remain available at Barnes & Noble along with many additional local bookstores and online vendors throughout the summer.  
  • This site is designed to help students understand which books they are required to read.  If they have a choice of books to read, this site is also designed to help them make the best decision.
  • On the pages within this site are links to requirements for each grade, AP selections, and a FAQ & special needs information. (You may need to expand the section entitled Overview of Summer Reading Program or scroll to the bottom of this page in order to see the pages dedicated to each grade level list or AP course information).
  • Link here for the master list; link here for access to the high school library catalog; link here for a note-taking document that students can use to record information as they read to help them refresh their memory prior to test time.  The note-taking document is a public Google Doc and is not editable.  Students need to print out a copy and record comments onto the printout.

Have fun with summer reading!  We hope we have selected books which students find enjoyable!!!!

Karen Hornberger
Library Media Specialist
Summer Reading Committee Chairperson

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